Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 3/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-4)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Indiana Pacers (17-21) will play the Brooklyn Nets (27-13) on Wednesday. Indiana opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 229.5.
The Brooklyn Nets faced the New York Knicks and took home the win by a score of 117-112 in their last contest. Brooklyn walked away from the contest having earned a 57.9% FG percentage (44 out of 76) and made 12 of 29 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Nets converted 17 of 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. When discussing defense, Brooklyn allowed 40.2% from the floor on 37 out of 92 shooting. New York dished out 16 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. On top of that, New York pulled down 40 rebounds (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 6 rejections. New York ended up going 85.2% from the free throw line by burying 23 of 27 attempts. They also made 15 of 42 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kyrie Irving is someone who was a major factor for this game. He walked away with 34 points on 13 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 36:47 mins played and snagged 1 rebound. Irving walked away from this one shooting 72.2% from the field and dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Nets was James Harden. He totaled 15 rebounds in 39:34 minutes on the court. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 6-of-15 (21 points). When the time ran out, Harden tallied 15 assists.
Brooklyn heads into this game with a win-loss record of 27-13 on the campaign. They are averaging 120.5 pts per contest (1st in basketball) on 50.1% from the floor. The Nets are hitting 40.5% on three-point shots (604 of 1,492) and 80.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.0 boards per game and has accumulated 1,080 dimes this year, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Nets are able to force 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. The Nets defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (496 of 738) and they concede 42.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 21st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 983 conceded for the year. They concede 36.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 25th in the league in points per game allowed (115.3).
In their last game, the Indiana Pacers took a loss by a score of 121-106 against the Denver Nuggets. The Pacers snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Nuggets were called for 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.6%. Regarding three-point shots, Indiana knocked down 17 of 42 tries (40.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. The Pacers allowed the Nuggets to bury 45 out of 97 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.4% in the matchup. They finished 53.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 15 of 28 and ended up going 16 of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). With respect to how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Denver to get 54 in total (17 on the offensive side).
Malcolm Brogdon pitched in for the Pacers for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 16 in this contest for a rate of 56.3%, and earned 6 rebounds. Brogdon accumulated 24 points in his 33:01 mins on the court and tallied 4 assists for the contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Justin Holiday. He finished with 2 assists in 32:19 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 16 from the floor. Holiday wrapped this one up going 43.8% from the floor in addition to collecting 19 points and 3 total rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 17-21 on the season. The Pacers commit 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 78.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.5 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. Indiana has totaled 4,275 pts on the season (112.5 per contest) and they grab 41.7 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pacers are connecting on 47.2% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA. The Pacers defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (18th in the league). The Indiana defense gives up 38.3% on shots from distance (459 of 1,197) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.9 assists and 44.8 rebounds every game, which is 25th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (+4)
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